30 | 04 | 2017 GP Russland, Rennen

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Russian Grand Prix - Sebastian sees positives in today’s results

I think my getaway was ok. Maybe I could have been a bit more aggressive. There was a delay in turning the lights off, so that I didn't get a proper reading of how the grid was. Still, I had a good start but we had a strong head wind all day and Bottas could get a massive tow, so there was nothing I could do. Valtteri had a great race. He drove better than the rest of us so he deserved to win. Towards the end I was flat out, I had a feeling that I could get into DRS distance, maybe on the back straight, put some pressure on him and, who knows, lead him into a mistake, but he made none. What happened swith Massa was just a bit of a misunderstanding, I wasn't sure where he was going, but I did not lose the race at that point. Now we look ahead to Spain. We had a good answer about our car in Barcelona during testing days and I don't need to think about the championship. We had a very good start. We are here to win, to do our best, but we can still learn and improve. The speed was there today, but we could have done better. Yet, we have a strong car and a strong team and there is a lot of positive aspects.

Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
VETTEL 2nd 1:28:09.360 +0.617 52 1:37.312 49
  1st stop Lap 34 New Supersoft
RAIKKONEN 3rd 1:28:19.743 +11.000 52 1:36.844 49
  1st stop Lap 29 New Supersoft
Weather: air 28°/29°C, asphalt 42/45°C. Clear



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